Featured Event: Check out the LA Printers Fair this Weekend

Type-lovers, graphic designers, artists, printers, and fans of the aforementioned crafts… check out the Los Angeles Printers Fair hosted by the International Printing Museum in Carson, California this weekend.

Date: Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00

International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745

More information: www.printmuseum.org

Los Angeles Printers Fair

Description: The fair showcases the art of letterpress printing and paper in historical and contemporary forms. Vendor items include the book arts, letterpress printing, paper, printmaking, handmade announcements and invitations, posters, limited edition books and more.


• Letterpress “Swap Meet:” Don’t miss your chance to buy antique letterpress equipment and everything you need for your own print shop. Type-lovers, graphic designers, artists, printers and members of the public are welcome to ogle over hundreds of cases of type and thousands of pounds of equipment and presses.

• General Gallery Tours – experience 500 years of printing history as knowledgeable docents guide you through our collection. Letterpress demonstrations on various presses will be on-going throughout the day.

• “The 40’s Shop” – Travel back in time to experience a 40’s era working print shop. See Windmills, Ludlows, Linotypes, platen presses, proofing presses, a Miehle Vertical and our vast collection of wood and lead type. See slugs cast on our working Linotype operated by Luis Garcia.

• Additional demonstrations include relief printmaking, silk-screening and papermaking. Come here Peter Thomas perform live “ukulele book arts folk songs” at 11am and 3pm.

• Purchase beautiful letterpress-printed pieces, artist books, gorgeous handmade and commercial paper/envelopes and more from one of our vendors.

• Prints by La Jolla aritst Anne Chapman will be on view in the Book Arts Institute Type Lab.

• Screen-print a tee-shirt with the Night Shift crew for $15.

• Live Music by Willow Bend.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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